CHANGING WORLD • • Method 2 - Commenting on a text & a photo

Method 2 Docs

Stage 1 - Introduction: presenting the documents
Similarities: Both documents deal with sustainable development in the Pacific islands, so on a regional scale, in several developing countries.
Differences: The 1st document is an article about challenged developing small islands by John Vidal and published in The Guardian on the 3rd March 2017. The 2nd document are two photos of Ikurangi eco retreat in the Cook Islands by Louise Southerden and published in Traveller on the 1st October 2018.
Give structure: In a 1st part I’ll focus on Pacific islands problems as described in the article & in a 2nd part I’ll analyse their solutions illustrated by the photos.

Stage 2 - Analysing the documents

DESCRIBING - What you see (docs)
INTERPRETING - What you know (notions)
1.Problems in achieving SD - Article

P1 Problems: small, fragmented & too exposed to climate change => low economic growth
+ P2 Challenges: protect the environment + ensure people well-being => need more SD.

- jaune Developing (def) + orange climate change (def)
= caramel unsustainable dvpt (def)
=> Need rouge environmental transition (def) and mauvesustainable dvpt (def)

2. Solutions to achieve SD - Photo

Photo shows a solution: (title) the Cook islands set up an eco retreat : (top) large comfortable tent in green nature (bottom) next to a beautiful beach (white sand & clear water).

vert clair Ecotourism (def), vert moyen tourist transition (def)
+ vert clair tourists from more developed countries (def) => globalisation (def)

Stage 3 - Concluding
Assess docs (reliable/biased justified): To conclude, these documents are reliable as we have their full references ; the 1st one is unbiased as we can't see the author's opinion whereas the 2nd one is biased as we can see the author’s opinion (admiration).
Sum-up ideas: These docs show that to solve the many issues they face, the Pacific Islands have to achieve a more sustainable development with, for example, ecotourism.
We may wonder if larger developed island like the UK, Japan, Australia or New Zealand have achieved sustainable development.